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the economy. >> we want to make sure the people know the event is happening this year. >> reporter: the new organizers say it will be scaled back. >> we're not going to have 7 stages. we'll go back to the way it started. >> reporter: new organizers say they need corporate sponsors. after this year they'll work on a five year plan to keep it out of jeopardy in the future. >>> ktvu learned that a man shot do death was under surveillance in a homicide. we're told the driver was a person of interest in a homicide in san jose last week. police say the driver accu celebrated toward an officer and the officer opened fire. some neighbors are questioning the use of force. >> too extreme. there are a lot of kids and people out. >> i would think they would have some precaution or back down a little bit. >> the driver died at a hospital. his name has not been released. >>> cal train says a pedestrian was killed on the tracks this afternoon. a north bound train struck the pedestrian south of the deer don station ju
stimulus continues to help the economy and lists believe he is likely to say the economy is better than it was weeks ago but he could mention the bailout to point out the risky economic situation. >>> hostess can sell and now a bankruptcy judge approved a deal and they still have to decide on the sale of other hostess brand including devil dogs and ring kings. >>> there is a new report about sugary drinks and where they rank for a health problem in the united states. >>> and we have a colorful celebration in the bay area, stay tuned for more news weather and traffic. . >>> carnival triumph was crippled by an engine fire leaving more than 4,000 people stranded but they will not be back until june 15th which means an extra 10 cruises will be canceled. >>> san francisco attorney wants the federal government to crack down on energy drinks. they are urging the fda to require the amount of caffeine to the put on the label. five deaths have been linked to the drinks and the company that makes the drinks say it is safe. >>> they have linked obesity to sugary drinks and the number comes from the
after the federal reserve stood by the plan to boost the economy. that announcement came at 11:00 this morning, also concern is easing about a possible financial crisis in cypress. the nation needs a bailout to avoid defaulting on the financial obligations. >>> the dow is currently up 63. the nasdaq is up 23. s&p is up 10. >>> we are now less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8, which is california's ban on same-sex marriages. next tuesday, the court will hear arguments for and answer prop 8 along with another same- sex marriage case. that worn the challenge to the federal defense of mare arc -- marriage act. the supreme court said they would release same-day audio presented. the court rayly does that. but they did not mention television coverage which legal experts say that probably won't be allowed. >>> a bay area consumer group is warning about potential hidden fees with the municipal identification card. the city key created the i.d. cards in part for undocumented immigrants. a debit function was added to offer bank
or the kids fun run. it helps the city's economy and it is good for the city's morale. >> across the country i have seen these marathons have an opportunity to bring the community together. >> after the races the public is invited to the celebration village for live music, food, drinks, games and an award ceremony. >>> a nice day today. temperatures warmed up. temperatures across the country that aren't warm. on the east coast. ohio valley tomorrow, in that area, flight delays. for us, winds, gale warming in effect till 3:00 tomorrow. wind gusts could get up over 40 miles per hour off shore. be prepared for gusty winds. especially north. these are the temperatures for right now. 66 in antioch. 66 in fairfield. we had upper 60s and low 70s today in the warmest spots. most cities low 60s. temperatures tomorrow warm further. 69 fairfield. 67 napa. 65 morgan hill. highs tomorrow come up another 5 degrees. sunday, warmer still. saturday and sunday, warmer still. over night lows, 30s and 40s. nice looking bay area, 72 hours, we have rain in the forecast, but it is down the road, middle of next week.
in an estimated $20 million to the local economy. we were hoping that cal would advance but unfortunately lost to memphis. >> yeah last 30 seconds of that st. mary's game was heartbreaking but exciting at the same time. >> yes. >>> time is 4:49. you will be watching? >> i'm telling you man, cal tried to give that game back by missing free throws. are you kidding me? there was a little bit of yelling at my house. >> i would have them stand there and make 20 for every one they missed. >> you were reading twitter. that's what they said. we do have some traffic trouble out there in some areas. 80 westbound looks pretty good. eastbound 80 i see a couple flashing lights. i do want to mention that in social security lee toe southbound 101 just before the waldo tunnel a large bolder rolled down the hill and hit an suv. southbound 101 there is a boulder out there. if you know the area it came off that hill there. we'll let you know more about that. let's take a look at the bay bridge it's light at this time in the morning with no major problems. we're also looking at 280 northbound. 280 northbound and
it has had to close, the local economies are devastated. >> reporter: so cal tran will be hold colding a ribbon cutting ceremony. the official unvailing at 11:00 this morning here at the two tunnels. it will feature lawmakers that hope to push this project along over the years. by the way it's important to point out this is not an event that is open to the public. then what will happen is after that ribbon cutting ceremony there will be last minute road reconfiguration work that crews will have to do. and later on today possibly first thing tomorrow morning the two tunnels will be open to the public to drive through. live this morning near pacifica alex savidge. >> 6:07. sal, you know we all have met kathy one of our regular tweeters. >> she is going to be very excited. she is going to report to us and let us know. >> i would be excited too. because you know it will be a lot safer to drive through there. especially in the wintertime. let's take a look we've been watching highway 101 this morning and highway 1 and highway 280 the whole thing. it is moving along very nicely if you are dr
revenue-neutral tax reform we want to say, we want to leave more money in the economy and reduce taxes. when ronald reagan did it we had 7% growth in one year and that is the bold leadership we need but it's not a new principle. we don't have to reinvent ourselves in that way but we have to stand on principle and unless you stand for something people are not motivated to vote for you. >> chris: let's talk about what you stand about, immigration. you came out with your ideas for a comprehensive plan this week and since then you are taking fire from both the right and the left. you call your plan for creating a legal status. not citizenship, but a legal status, for the 11 million folks who are already here, illegal immigrants who are here but taking fire from the right because you oppose the e-verify system which would make it easier for employers to check whether their workers are in fact legal or illegal. why would you oppose that? >> that's not the main part of my plan. the main part is trust but verify, we have to have border security and conservatives always wanted border security b
, an economy onto itself. >> >> back here in 10 minutes, you noticed increasing clouds. there is rain in your future. how much you could get and what areas that will see the most. . >>> tom baker live at hp pavilion with the economic boost the ncaa tournament will provide. >> tom? >> reporter: it could be about $20 million. thanks to the big boost from the ncaa, the shark tank is going to be money in the bank for a lot hoff l of local businesses. >> reporter: they must fit together -- these pieces must fit together in a specific order and they must fit together perfectly. >> just 24 hours ago, we found out which teams would be coming. that, right there, means there is a lot more work that needs to be done between thousand an thursday. >> eight teams, including oregon, unlv, oregon drawing fans from far and wide. >> definitely want to see syracuse. you don't get to see east coast teams play over here. >> price seems not to be a hurdle. >> it's defendnily doable in this market on these dayses. >> reporter: the teams and san jose will be seen by millions throughout television land. >> this is a
start the economy. it's suffering from low-grade deflation. let's check in on our numbers this morning. gains across the board yesterday for the dow. the nasdaq and the s and p and pulling up the latest futures which indicate slightly higher opening for the dow and the s and p. a drop on the nasdaq. more on the stocks to watch. one hit, hp held onto his position. they signal their displeasure over the $11 billion deal. four other board members have been criticized for one of the most expensive acquisitions in years. >>> one big tv network getting ready to shake up one of the longest, running tv shows, that could include a change of scenery. >>> an anniversary on alcatraz. what happened on the rock 50 years ago today. >>> jimmy fallon, steve allen, the network says it hasn't signed a deal yet with jimmy fallon. no specific timetable for the changes but most of the insiders say it's going to happen before the fall of next year. >>> another lawsuit tied to a teenage sex scandal claiming that the the voice of elmo through a crystal meth sex party for teenage boys he's now the 4th plan to s
: what does this do for oakland's economy? >> last year the economic impact was about $4 million. we expect it to be a little bit more this year. and also there is always the charity piece. number of charities are involved once again. we expect the race probably in the neighborhood of $400,000 for charity. >> reporter: you've got people coming here taking part in this race from all over the down from industry and the united states. the full marathon is the first race that will kick off here. that will happen a half hour from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first pal
systems are go. ♪ >>> a bailout deal has turned to worry about the european economy. one analyst says europe still needs a long economic fix. >>> aaa reports gas prices are down slightly as more gas prices come back on-line with summer blend gas. as usual san francisco has the highest average price locally at $4.14 a gallon. $4.03 in oakland, san jose and santa rosa. those prices are down about a quarter from this time last year. >>> fedex made a giant overnight delivery in toronto this morning carrying two pandas from china. the pandas, a male and female will be on loan to the canadians for 10 years. the first five years at the zoo in toronto, the second five in calgary. the canada prime minister and china's prime minister were on happened to greet the pandas when they arrived. a police escort accompanied them to the zoo. we've learned two people were killed in a crash along highway 4 just after 10:00. a and we're told witnesses jumped into the water to try and save them. crews are talking to veriors and trying to find some of the witnesses. the latest at 5:00. >>> thank you for tr
who believe the fed will keep stimulating the economy by leaving near record low interest rates where they are. that's despite a strengthening u.s. economy and rising home prices. new this morning, the congress department announced home starts were up in february. construction rose at its second fastest pace in four and a half years and there is a positive sign for future construction as building permit requests jumped more than 4.5%. that's the most since june of 2008. >>> developing news. we're finding out more about last night's explosion in nevada that killed seven marines. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom to tell us exactly what happened. >> reporter: we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened but the pentagon has confirmed that at least seven marines were killed, seven others injured during a training exercise last night. it happened at the hawthorne army depot in nevada, not far from the california boder. 145 miles southeast of -- border, 145 miles southeast of re knee. it's used to -- reno. it's used to train forces. we have new video of some of the injured marin
on the annual event. >> it really brings a lot of money and it helps the economy. >> we want to do is make sure that people know that the event is happening this clear. >> reporter: the new organizers say that the large festival will be scaled back. >> we're not going to have seven stages. we'll go back to the way carnaval started. >> reporter: residents and business owners gatted at at this theater to organize, volunteer and offer to help raise money. in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> uc students hoping to earn degree credits online may not be able to after all. university of california faculty leaders announced their opposition to legislation that would allow public college students to earn credits online. the bill would allow students who can't get into overcrowded classes to take similar online courses from outside institutions. >>> state where sheman tom amemiano introduced legislation that would make policing cannabis laws the responsibility of california alcoholic bench control. it would provide a structure for medical cannabis cultivation, processing, testing and desc
the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know,
. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured values, the newest way to enjoy subway every day! subway. eat fresh. >>> some popular bay area supermarkets are pushing back against genetically-engineered seafood. alex savidge tells us about the safety concerns behind this growing national movement. >>> whole foods market and trader joe's are among the more
, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much better than it was yesterday. we have slow downs obviously. let's take a look at the bay bridge. earlier minor crash. didn't last for too long. but the metering lights were turned on and slowed down for a bit. so it's a little worse than it normally is. backed up to the mc arthur maze. 30-35 minute delay. if there are no other problems on the bridge, this will begin to wind out and by 8:00 see an improvement. this morning's commute has been busy on 880 between hayward and fremont. we're talking about the livermore valley as well. westbound 580 slowing coming in over the pass. but no problems into castro valley. let'
? >> reporter: will drivel through the local economy. $20million every time the ncaa comes to town. this is the third time in seven years. >> 15, 17 hours a day, we've been here in the building. we love it. it's march madness, it's fantastic. >> reporter: with ice hockey a shortened season, six basketball games over today and saturday are especially welcome. for cal, it's almost like a home court. >> fans are so close to the action. it creates a terrific atmosphere. >> reporter: loud too at local bars and restaurants, where the games dominate tv. >> cardinal fans, rams fans, th st. louis got their win, then watched all day. >> i can't believe how clean and beautiful the city is. everybody that we've seen has been so great to us. even the opposing team. >> especially the first two days of the ncaa tournament. a lot of upsets. you can hear the buzz, and people are pretty fired up here. >> reporter: once a cal player, now a fan, this dad paid $100 a ticket. >> i've only been here to see madonna. never been here for a sporting event. it's clean, high-tech. we're in silicon valley, it's
was pumped into the local economy. by the way, the game between cal and syracuse scheduled for 6:40 saturday night. >>> the sea otter exhibit at the aquarium opens tomorrow. they will be able to see
to the local economy. >> especially the first two days of the ncaa tournament, a lot of upsets, you can hear all the buzz. people are pretty fired up here. fun environment. good couple of days for sure. >> it wasn't all good news for bay area teens. while cal advanced, st. mary's lost to memphis, almost coming back, 54-52, the final score. a tipoff scheduled for 6:40 tomorrow night. the 12th seat, definitely the underdogs. syracuse pounded montana, 81- 34. wow, the other big upset i have to mention, harvard seeded 14 14th, upset 3rd seat new mexico. harvard has only been in march madness three times, and this is the only time they've won. >> time now, 7:55. sal, i need you to behave yourself during this next game. >> okay. i will. i will. >>> good morning, everybody. let's go outside. i want to talk about the traffic that's getting busier to the commute. northbound, seeing people showing up past the coliseum. also, the bay bridge toll plaza we have a backup that's getting better. we had a slowup but now it's getting better. 880 is slow this morning, although that's improving well on the way
of cypress as a way to save their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. >>> today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other. >>> the republican party plans to change itself after what happ
hurting the local economy. >> these tunnels are gonna bring peace of mind to these local communities. the next time we have a heavy winter storm they won't have to worry about their life line being closed most of the time. >> reporter: caltrans will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00 this morning. it will feature local lawmakers that helped push this progress along. also in attendance will be the late widow of tom lantos, who the tunnels are named after. ribbon-cutting ceremony is not open to the public. this took quite a bit of work, a lot of boring to build this tunnel. you can see some work trucks still driving by. there's still some last-minute work, some lane configuration that has to happen following the ribbon-cutting ceremony later on this morning. caltrans is hoping to have that lane configuration work done hopefully by later tonight and possibly tomorrow and that's when the public will be able to drive through the tunnels. sal, this will be a big deal for commuters in the area, right? >> it sure will. that means cars can no longer be at the mercy of a bad commute
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